Gwendolyn is a sixth-generation Floridian who also spent a decade of her adult life living it up in New Orleans before joining Houstonia in December 2017. The author of the memoir After A While You Just Get Used To It: A Tale of Family Clutter and a featured writer in The Best American Travel Writing 2017, Gwendolyn is also the former food editor of the Houston Press and Eater NOLA. Because she can’t make it a day without scarfing down some form of ridiculously sinful dessert, you’ll often find her running for miles along Buffalo Bayou or in Memorial Park or perhaps straight to the House of Pies.

Good Vibrations

Two Random Acts of (Houston!) Kindness You Can Do to Vastly Improve Your Day

Send a hopeful note to a pediatric cancer patient or a comforting card to a senior citizen.

04/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Surprise!

Houston Quietly Launches a Climate Action Plan

We're going carbon neutral by 2050, y'all.

04/22/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Great Indoors

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Stay inside, and let the earth have a day.

04/22/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

SOS

8 Tips To Help Parents Stay Sane

We know it's hard, you got this.

04/13/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Don't Go

County & City Parks Close for Easter Weekend

Terry Hershey Park, George Bush Park, and ALL area parks and trails will be off limits.

04/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Wear a Mask

Texas State Parks Will Reopen April 20

Our state parks have been closed since April 7.

04/07/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

H-Town Inspo

5 Ways Houston Neighborhoods Are Vastly Improving Our Mood Right Now

Chalk art, bear hunts, and words of encouragement beam in Houston.

04/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Disaster Relief

Need Help or Want to Give? United Way’s COVID-19 Recovery Fund is Here

It will supply basic needs to our city's most vulnerable.

04/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Count Us In

It's Census Day! Fill Out the Survey Already!

Avoid human interaction, and do the questionnaire online.

04/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Features

The Ultimate Houston BBQ Guide

Welcome to the Houston smoke show.

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Smoke Show

12 Essential Joints Ushering in the New Wave of Barbecue

We got the low-down on the spots, all opened in the past five years, you simply must try to experience this age of meaty wonders in the Bayou City.

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Smoke Show

Our Favorite Desserts at Houston BBQ Joints

At these spots, you should have your cake and eat it too.

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Features

The Ultimate Houston BBQ Guide

Welcome to the Houston smoke show.

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Flower power

Can Nature Help Make Chemo Easier to Endure?

A new garden lifts the spirits of cancer patients at Houston Methodist.

04/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Staying Alive

Care for Trees with the Ancient Art of Bonsai

How Houston's bonsai artists are passing down their artful tradition.

04/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Now Streaming!

Catch These Free Environmental and Outdoor Films Until March 31

The D.C. Environmental Film Fest is screening its 2020 selections online.

03/27/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Let's Shop!

Houston Ballet's Spring Nutcracker Market Is Now Open Online

Cool news: 100 percent of proceeds will support the vendors.

03/26/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Nature Show

Stream The Outdoors in Your Living Room With Levy Park On-Demand

Families can access fitness and storytime programming starting March 30.

03/26/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Comebacks

Here's What's Re-Opening at Houston Parks

What to know before you go.

03/19/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Social Distancing

We All Want to Get Outside, But Are Our Parks Getting Too Crowded?

We need to stay six feet apart while exercising outdoors, too, y'all.

03/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp